Tour de France 2021, Pyrénées
After all the excitement and drama of the 2020 Tour de France, and the announcement of a challenging new route for 2021, we know the Tour is going to be even bigger and better next year. With plenty of the action due to take place in the Pyrénées, why not join one of our three weeks of Tour themed trips to the region in July.
The race first ventured into this mountain range in 1910 and has visited regularly ever since so they are steeped in Tour history. This year the Tour will again take on the legendary climbs of the Tourmalet and Peyresourde, both stunningly beautiful, challenging and rewarding in their own ways.
Great roads that seem quieter than some of the mainstream Alps, varying terrain with stunning views and epic climbing and descending. Many iconic climbs as ridden in The Tour De France.
With so many passes to choose from we will put together routes to suit each group’s ability and the time available, and put on guided rides for each day of your trip. All three groups will experience the specific Tour days, and then a few other TdF routes either side. Rides are flexible and will typically be 50-165km ascending up to a total of 2-3,000m.
We’ll be staying in a beautiful Gite close to many mountain climbs. The owners of the Gite, Shaun & Benj, are absolutely amazing and can’t wait to welcome you there in 2021.
With quieter roads than the Alps (except for when the circus of the Tour comes to town!) and a rugged charm all of their own, the Pyrénées have something special to offer. The added bonus of the Pyrénées is that you have the opportunity to cycle both in Spain and France during the same ride.
You’ll need to be prepared for the weather. Even in the middle of summer it can be a little unpredictable up in the mountains, although any rain tends to pass through pretty quickly.
The Pyrénées are no doubt a climbers’ paradise, so pack fresh climbing legs, and get ready for some fast descents.
- Week 1 – Arrive Sunday (morning) 4th July and leave Friday (afternoon) 9th July.
- Week 2 (TdF week) – Arrive Sunday 11th July and leave Friday 16th July.
- Week 3 – Arrive Sunday 18th July and leave Friday 23rd July.
- Airport transfers
- 3-4* accommodation
- Guided rides
- Great friendly company
- Bike storage
- Basic level 1 mechanics
- Bike stand & track pump
What’s not included
- Cafe & lunch stops, (believe me it’s not expensive!)
- Dinner & drinks
- Insurance – we recommend Pedal Cover for both your bike and in case of an accident
- Bike spares/parts extra if required
Cost: £695 per person